Archive for June 1st, 2011

Rockstar to extend PSN deal on LA Noire Rockstar Pass due to PSN outage

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Good news for us PS3 users:

** Please note: We want to let all our PlayStation 3 fans know that as soon as PSN is back up and running, all PSN users will get a 2-week grace period to get the L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass at the original discount price to ensure that they don’t miss out on the savings.

As announced yesterday as part of our news on all the L.A. Noire DLC details, the L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass is now available on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The Rockstar Pass is a new way to pre-order and purchase DLC that gives players access to all of the upcoming downloadable content for L.A. Noire, available for a limited-time discounted price of just $9.99 on PSN and 800 MS Points on Xbox LIVE.

LA Noire: Rockstar Pass video

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Calibur11 signs licensing agreement with SCEA for vault cases

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Personalized High-End Cases for PlayStation 3 Begin Market Roll-Out This Month

The summer just got a little hotter as Calibur11 today announced it is bringing its popular Vault system of 3D Gaming Armor and accessories line to owners of the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Beginning its roll-out in select markets this month, the stylish cases can be customized by color, accessory and nameplate, all while offering protection to the PlayStation 3.

“The reception from retailers and video game consumers for our initial Base Vaults has been tremendous, and we are excited to expand our lineup to include PlayStation®3 owners,” said Coy Christmas, CEO of Calibur11. “Looking ahead, we hope to manufacture a greater variety of licensed Vaults, including new designs based on hit video game franchises similar to the popular version we did with Major League Gaming.”

The PlayStation 3 Base Vaults come in an array of popular colors and each one can be fitted with a variety of accessories, including controller and headphone holders. To add a finishing touch, personalized nameplates will also be available, and gamers can select from 10 background templates which can each be imprinted with a tagline in the font and color of their choice.

Calibur11’s Base Vaults for PlayStation 3 will be available in select markets this month for a suggested retail price of $59.99; while customized nameplates will carry a suggested retail price of $17.99. More information can be found online at

Spicy Horse Launches Alice: Madness Returns Mobile App

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Today, action gamers can fall into Wonderland… right on their mobile devices! Alice: Madness Returns interactive storybook [Interactive Storybook is not part of official title] is now available in the U.S. for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and will be coming soon to Android devices and Facebook.

This interactive storybook bridges the gap between American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns. The app tells the story of Alice’s time at Rutledge Asylum, where barbaric psychological treatments sent her spiraling into madness and have summoned visions of Wonderland. This app gives players the opportunity to discover a brand new chapter in Alice’s story through a truly unique experience.

The Alice: Madness Returns interactive storybook is now available as a free* app on the iTunes App StoreSM and is coming soon to the Android Market. The app also includes an offer for a $10.00 discount code** to players redeemable with the pre-order of Alice: Madness Returns for console or PC at the EA Store. For players without a mobile device, visit to experience the full interactive storybook.

The Alice: Madness Returns app was penned and illustrated by the team at Spicy Horse, and developed in collaboration with PadWorx Digital Media.

Coming soon more info on Alice: Madness Returns app on

*Wireless fees may apply.
**For North American only.

Sega and Gearbox’s Aliens: Colonial Marines to deploy Spring 2010

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Catch a First Look at E3 2011 of the Game That Pits You and Your Friends Against the Deadliest Killers in the Galaxy

“It’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night… mostly.” LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (June 1, 2011) –SEGA Europe Ltd. And SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that the highly-anticipated first-person shooter, Aliens: Colonial Marines, will be launching in spring 2012 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills that the movie is renowned for. A first look of the game is being presented at this week’s E3 in Los Angeles.

“To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, ALIENS is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Aliens: Colonial Marines, designed as an interactive successor to the landmark films from Twentieth Century Fox, is a dream project about which our studio is deeply committed and passionate.”

“Aliens: Colonial Marines will be THE definitive ALIENS gaming experience,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Gearbox Software are doing a brilliant job translating the thrill and horror that ALIENS stands for into an action-packed shooter experience with co-operative gameplay at its core.”

Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President of New Media for Fox Consumer Products added, “It’s no easy task to take on one of the most influential films of all-time, but SEGA and Gearbox are not going to disappoint. This game will be a must-have for fans of the ALIENS franchise and gamers around the globe.”

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available spring 2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

For more information about the game, please visit

Atari releases new Ghostbusters DLC: Sanctum of Slime

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

First Ghostbusters Digital Download Keeps Blockbuster Franchise Alive with New Add on Content for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and Windows PC Download.

As a follow up to the first ever Ghostbusters digital title Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, is releasing additional downloadable content – Challenge Pack. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Challenge Pack will bring hours of a new single player experience to the successful digital title with two game modes, Lonely Hero and Arcade Challenge, on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC on, June 1.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is a four player, ghost-busting adventure that will take players on a brand new paranormal experience. But with Challenge Pack, players will suit up with their proton packs and assume the role of a lone rookie Ghostbuster tasked to save New York City from a disaster of ghoulish proportions, without any help.

Specific highlights from the Challenge Pack include:
· Arcade Challenge: Designed for seasoned gamers, Aracade Challenge gives players a limited number of lives to see how their skills line up on a distinct Global Leaderboard. Players run through 5 of the game’s most challenging levels in single player mode and once the lives are up, the game is over. Player scores are automatically posted to a new real-time Leaderboard.
· Lonely Hero: Players can select any level they have unlocked and start from there but this time you are on your own – no co-op, no friendly teammates- just one player to combat the waves of the paranormally possessed.

Developed by Behavior Studios, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Challenge Pack will be available on June 1, 2011 for $1.99 or 160 Microsoft Points.

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Majesco Entertainment Announces E3 2011 Line-up

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

‘BloodRayne Betrayal,’ ‘Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic,’ ‘Hulk Hogan’s Main Event,’‘Take Shape,’ ‘The Hidden’ and more to be playable, as well as a first look at best-selling franchise sequel ‘Zumba Fitness 2’

Majesco Entertainment Company today announced its 2011 E3 gaming line up for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

For millions of fans, “Mama” cultivated their green thumb in Gardening Mama, turned their world into a work of art in Crafting Mama, and rocked the little ones to sleep in the innovative Babysitting Mama. Now Mama returns to the kitchen this fall with all new recipes and surprises in Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic(Nintendo 3DS),and expands her skills in the wilderness in Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (Nintendo DS) for girls and boys.

Following on the heels of mega hit Zumba Fitness, Majesco Entertainment jumps back into the dance-fitness genre with the exhilarating Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii); visit the Majesco booth for a sneak peek at the behind-the- scenes trailer. Also available to check out is the original video game femme fatale, Rayne, as she returns to battle and feed in the hack ‘n slash action game BloodRayne Betrayal (Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Network), which delivers over-the-top, stylish action with a healthy dose of bloodshed.

In addition to the recently announced Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, Majesco will also be presenting two more titles on Kinect for Xbox 360: Take Shape and Mind ‘n Motion.

* Hulk Hogan’s Main Event: It’s all about the show in the first motion-based wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360 that lets players train with mentor Hulk Hogan as they build their own wrestling personalities and learn the art of showmanship to win over the crowd.
* Take Shape: Turn game night into a hilarious interactive party with the fast-paced Take Shape for Kinect! Twist, stretch and shrink your body into hundreds of different shapes, animals and symbols. “Shape yourself” solo to beat the fastest time or team up in multiplayer mode to unite your on-screen silhouettes in fun new ways. Fit through forms, bend into shapes and animals, match a mirrored image…even clear stacked shapes lightning fast in this fun-for-all-ages experience. Be flexible; be quick; be the life of the house party in Take Shape!
* Mind ‘n Motion: Think fast and stay coordinated in Mind ‘n Motion! This fun, family-friendly experience puts your motor skills to the test with activities that keep your entire body moving as fast as your mind can trigger your next move. From juggling to dodging shapes to jumping hopscotch, Mind ‘n Motion packs in ten levels per activity and mixes it up throughout with additional gameplay elements like inverse controls, faster pace and new tricks to make you think quick on your feet!

In addition to the next iteration in the Mama franchise, Majesco will also be showing off several other exciting Nintendo 3DS titles, including:
* The Hidden – This augmented reality ghost hunting experience turns your handheld into a portal to the astral plane as you search through real-world environments with the Nintendo 3DS camera.
* Face Racers: Photo Finish – Customize your ride by taking photos of your face with the Nintendo 3DS camera in this personalized arcade racer.
* Nano Assault – Master this unique fast-paced shooter set inside an electron-microscope inspired viral world.
* Pet Zombies – Create, customize, nurture and torment your very own pet zombie!

Majesco is also showcasing two of its current Facebook titles to underline the growing corporate focus on social gaming:
* Cooking Mama Friends’ Café: Work with Mama to create dishes to serve customers in your virtual café! Cooking Mama on Facebook platform brings the popular mechanic of cooking mini-games to an economy driven café.
* Parking Wars 2: Based off the hit A&E reality show and the sequel to the original Facebook game, Parking Wars 2 lets players park their cars on friends’ streets, trying to avoid parking illegally while monitoring and maintaining their own street and ticketing their friends’ illegally parked cars to generate income.

For additional information about Majesco’s entire line of products, please visit

Natsume announces it’s E3 2011 Lineup

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Rune Factory: Tides Of Destiny, Harvest Moon: The Tale Of Two Towns, Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove, and Reel Fishing Paradise 3D to be Shown in Playable Form.

Natsume Inc. today announced its expansive lineup of games for the 2011 E3. Natsume will be showing Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for the Nintendo 3DS and DS, Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove for the Nintendo 3DS, and Reel Fishing Paradise 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. It will be the debut showing of all four games, and all will be playable on the show floor.

“We have a lineup of top-notch titles this year!” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “We’ve got dancing, fishing, and exciting new entries in the Rune Factory and Harvest Moon series. No matter your age or tastes, we have a game for you!”

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny for PlayStation 3 & Nintendo Wii
This next chapter in the popular Rune Factory series makes its debut at this year’s E3. The game will be coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. In Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, players take control of the giant golem Ymir to cross vast seas, uncover fertile farmlands, battle dangerous monsters, and discover dungeons packed with treasure and danger! An ocean of possibilities awaits!

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for Nintendo 3DS and DS.
The latest game in the beloved Harvest Moon franchise will be released simultaneously on two great platforms: the Nintendo 3DS and DS.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns features a great new cast of characters, fun-filled new festivals, and a new request system that lets player take on hundreds of mini-quests to earn extra rewards! Players choose which of two feuding villages to live in, then they’ll build a thriving farm, compete in challenging culinary contests, and befriend townsfolk, all in hope of bringing these fighting villages together once again!

Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove for Nintendo 3DS and DS
Gabrielle’s having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She’ll have to travel to Monster Town, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It’s a spooktacular rhythm adventure!

Real Fishing Paradise 3D for Nintendo 3DS
With gorgeous 3D environments and fish that leap off the screen at you, this is a fishing game like none you’ve ever seen before! Reel Fishing Paradise 3D takes players to 15 stunning fishing locales in their quest to become master anglers. They’ll fish tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more, all rendered in eye-popping 3D that brings every leaping fish and splash of water to life. A huge variety of fish will test the expertise of even the most seasoned fishing veterans, from wily largemouth bass to powerful bluefin tuna. Players can choose from more than 100 pieces of tackle and three styles of fishing: lure, fly, and bait. With so much to see and do, Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is a game that will have players hooked!

Pride of Nations Demo Released & Pre-order Launched

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Playable demo for the Grand Strategy epic released alongside free downloadable content

Paradox Interactive and AGEOD have today released a playable demo for their turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, Pride of Nations, as well as details of free downloadble content for anyone that pre-orders the game prior to its PC release on June 7th.

The demo includes five tutorial levels for players to familiarise themselves with the game, along with 12 turns of the Grand Campaign.

The Pride of Nations demo can be found at

As a reward for anyone that pre-orders Pride of Nations on June 7th, the first DLC content will be given away completely free of charge. Set during the Spanish-American War of 1898, this brand new epic scenario covers the 10 months of the ’Splendid Little War’ fought between the USA and Spain. This is a fast paced scenario where the player playing as America bears the pressure of having to achieve total victory in the same time-frame as was achieved in reality, mastering naval operations as well as lightning fast land maneuvers. The Spanish-American War DLC will also be available to purchase post-release.

About Pride of Nations
Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, wher the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest and colonization.

View the previously released video walkthrough here:

- Immerse yourself in realistic historical gameplay set on a global map
- Play as the world’s Great Powers between 1850 and 1920
- Lead one of eight different countries, each with their own personality and agenda: USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
- Experience the most original diplomacy model ever created for a grand strategy game
- Discover an involved colonization and exploration system.
- Fight against a strong, non scripted AI through a number of new game mechanisms
- Battle it out with others in multiplayer with a new simultaneous turn-based engine
- Engage in a detailed world economy with realistic components

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Cities in Motion: Tokyo and Magicka: Nippon released

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan’s largest and capital city. The citizens of this sprawling metropolis await your transit guidance and expertise. You must build a reliable and efficient transit system while playing through an all new campaign with four different scenarios. Start in the 1970’s and experience four decades of all new vehicles and challenges. Or make the city your playground in the included sandbox mode. With 7 new vehicles and the new Monorail vehicle type you are sure to transport the masses. Available now via all major digital download portals for $9.99.

The Magicka Nippon DLC, created by Arrowhead Games, contains everything a wizard could need to honor their Far-East friends in a time of need. Available now via all major digital download portals for $ 0.99

Paradox Interactive will donate 50% of net revenue per unit sold of the CiM Expansion and Magicka DLC for the first few days of sale to the Japan Relief Support program. Please check out the offer at your selected digital download provider for exact details.

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